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New Invasive Species found in Reeds & Fisk Lake
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New Invasive Species found in Reeds & Fisk Lake

European Frog-bit, was discovered in the channel between Fisk & Reed’s Lake during a routine study by PLM, the Cities water treatment & management group. It appears as a water lily with a single white flower emerging from the middle.

This plant species is native to Europe, parts of Asia & Africa and grows rapidly. It crowds out & prevents sunlight from reaching plants with its fast-growing thick mats. In the fall season, oxygen decreases from the water when large colonies of plants die & decompose, in turn affecting fish and aquatic life.

City Manager, Brian Donovan says the European frog-bit was located early and the DNR is creating a plan to treat the invasive species.

Reminder to the community: Do not dispose of aquarium or water garden vegetation into lakes, ponds or streams. They may not be native to the area, causing issues.

Visit www.eastgr.org for more information or www.invadingspecies.com for in-depth details about the European frog-bit.

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